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A jam submission

Hop n' BlastView game page

Murder endless zombies! Go through doors?
Submitted by Ztuu (@ZtuuDev) — 1 minute, 29 seconds before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Visuals#123.8003.800
Simplicity#163.7003.700
WOWIE!#232.9002.900
Topic#273.0003.000
Sound#372.0002.000
Fun#372.4002.400
Creativity#471.9001.900

Ranked from 10 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted

I would start by making the mouse visible during the menu parts. When you go through a door, it also randomly moves you to either one of the other doors, making it very risky to use them. Just make sure the doors don't randomly pick one of the other doors to move you to, but instead always move you to the same door.

Zombies can also spawn very close to your position, killing the player instantly. I am not sure if the zombies could use the doors, but the bullets didn't interact with the doors. If you replace the doors with portals you can let bullets travel through them.

HostSubmitted (1 edit)

Very nice movement mechanics! Very good looking game!

Only problem is that the best strategy is not to use any of your movement mechanics. Using the doors is extremely risky and almost always leads to death and the jump, shoot down combo is tricky to perform. Best strategy is to keep standing on the top platform and hitting the fire button. There is no reason to move.

I think a clever way to fix a lot of these problems would be to change the shot so it ALWAYS fires downwards. Makes the jump shoot combo easier to perform and doesn't allow you to stand still quite as much.

Maybe get rid of the doors. When you can teleport, that makes one of your most interesting mechanics a little obsolete, doesn't it...

Great game! Would be interested to see this with a couple of minor changes.

Developer

Thanks for the feedback Jonas!

I 100% agree with you that the jump shoot combo needs more emphasis. A lot of the balance issues were because I made the game so fast I didn't have time to test it properly

Thanks for playing :)

Submitted(+1)

Good game. You can add some animations to know where the enemies are going to spawn, else its gets very difficult. And maybe some animations to the enemies and the player.

Developer

I like the idea of an animation to show an enemy is about to spawn! Good idea!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

It's fun but for me current score don't update correctly. =(

Developer(+1)

That's strange, can you be more specific? There are definitely some bugs with the score system.

Submitted(+1)

Maybe it happened because all my score was obtained through teleportation and not killing enemies.

Developer(+1)

Thank you, I think I know the cause!

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

The controlls are hard\, I can't jump high enough to reach the platform Though it is REALLY good!

Developer

Thank you very much :) The controls are hard but you can reach the platform by using the double jump!

Do you think there is anything I could do to make the controls easier?

Submitted

Game looks interesting, but i can't play it. Can you make linux or webgl build? 

Developer

Sure I'll get on it

Developer(+1)

Here's linux and webgl! I can't test linux so not sure if it works, https://ztuu.itch.io/hop-n-blast-alternate-builds